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Re: lynx-dev [PATCH] lynx 2.8.2 passive mode runtime option

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev [PATCH] lynx 2.8.2 passive mode runtime option
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 16:47:35 +0400 (SAMT)

On Mon, 31 Jan 2000, Bernhard Rosenkraenzer wrote:

> Hi,
> we got some complaints about lynx not doing passive mode ftp transfers
> (wasn't compiled with -DNOPORT), causing problems with
> some firewalls.
> Since some servers don't like passive mode, we didn't want to enforce
> passive mode on our users by adding -DNOPORT either.
> I've patched lynx to deal with this; this patch adds a PASSIVE:TRUE /
> PASSIVE:FALSE option in lynx.cfg.
> LLaP
> bero

  Thank you!

 I think that lynx.cfg option "PASSIVE" added by this patch should be renamed
to something more specific and verbose - like "FTP_PASSIVE".
 Also, the use of ftp proxies (I don't know whether they exist, though) could
be a solution for this problem too.

> -- 
> The first time Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is when they
> start making vacuum cleaners.

 Best regards,

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